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Abstract of the 2020 ILC judicial elections

It has been said repeatedly that this may be the most important choice the country has faced in modern times. I don’t deny that. However, this blog post aims to explain how important some of the voting races can be – especially the races for Supreme Court judges.

These races can potentially have a huge impact on your business or community, depending on the type of judge that is elected. I once saw an Orange County judge admit an unsubstantiated jury allegation and deliver a $ 16 million verdict that would bankrupt a growing company and put 200 people in his community out of work. It is in that moment that I realize how judges are part of a community’s business infrastructure.

So it can happen that the fate of your company or a loved one depends on an informed and competent judge reviewing their case. For this reason, the races of justice should not be ignored or voted on “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe”. Unfortunately, information about the races is not readily available for most voters.

In many parts of the state, the Supreme Court races were decided in the March primary. The counties of Los Angeles and San Diego appear to be the only counties in Southern California with controversial judicial elections this fall

For the Los Angeles County voters, LAist did the homework for you and provided a roundup of the races with links to the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) candidate websites and ratings available here.

When evaluating candidates, review the candidate’s recommendations to see if they have broad community support. If the candidate has a background as a prosecutor, check to see if they have been exposed to business or other issues relevant to you.

For the most part, I think our judges are capable and dedicated officials. Our job on election day is to ensure that the most capable candidates are chosen.

For reference, I’ve included a summary below and also indicated my choice. Get in touch with me if you’d like to discuss any of the options.

Office 72 Myanna Dellinger Steve Morgan
background Law professor / lawyer Deputy Dist. Atty
LA Company Bar Not qualified Well qualified
newspaper
Notes
LA Times
LA Daily News
party
Notes
LA County Democrats
ILC ☑️
Office 80 David Berger Klint James McKay
background Deputy Dist. Atty Administrator. Judge
LA Company Bar Qualified Well qualified
newspaper
Notes
LA Times LA Daily News
party
Notes
LA County Democrats
ILC ☑️
Office 162 David Diamond Scott Andrew Yang
background Lawyer / Adj. Professor Deputy Dist. Atty
LA Company Bar Well qualified Well qualified
newspaper
Notes
LA Times
LA Daily News
party
Notes
LA County Democrats
ILC If you ☑️

There is also a single race in San Diego County.

office 36 Michelle Ialeggio Shawn McMillan
background Deputy Dist. Atty Lawyer of the plaintiff
SD Company Bar Exceptionally qualified Lack of qualifications
newspaper
Notes
SD Union-Tribune
party
Notes
SD County Democrats
ILC ☑️

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